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Florence


Florence in Italy
Florence (Italian: Firenze) is the capital city of Italy's Tuscany region, and was from 1865 to 1870, the capital of Italy. As of 2006, the city had a population of 366,488.

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Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany

By Rick Steves

Rick Steves
Released: 2017-10-10
Paperback (724 pages)

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Walk in the footsteps of the Medici, sip aperitivi, and discover the cultural heart of Italy: with Rick Steves on your side, Florence and Tuscany can be yours!

Inside Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany you'll find:

  • Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Florence and Tuscany
  • Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites
  • Top sights and hidden gems, from the Uffizi Gallery and the Duomo to a 600-year-old perfumery
  • How to connect with local culture: Let a street musician serenade you on the Ponte Vecchio, stroll through a morning market sampling freshly-made pasta, and sip full-bodied wines with Montalcino locals at a corner enoteca
  • Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight
  • The best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a glass of wine
  • Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums
  • Detailed maps for exploring on the go, including driving tours through the heart of Tuscany and Brunello wine country
  • Useful resources including a packing list, an Italian phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading
  • Over 400 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down
  • Complete, up-to-date information on Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Volterra, San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Cortona, and more
Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany.

Spending less than a week exploring Florence? Try Rick Steves Pocket Florence.

Rick Steves Pocket Florence

By Rick Steves

Rick Steves
Released: 2018-06-05
Paperback (200 pages)

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Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves! This colorful, compact guidebook is perfect for spending a week or less in Florence:
  • City walks and tours: Five detailed self-guided walks including a Renaissance walk and tours of the Accademia Gallery, Uffizi Gallery, Bargello, and Duomo Museum
  • Rick's strategic advice on what experiences are worth your time and money
  • What to eat and where to stay: Sample artigianale gelato, chat with locals over a glass of Chianti, and enjoy the Old-World ambience of a Florentine bed and breakfast
  • Day-by-day itineraries to help you prioritize your time
  • A detailed, detachable fold-out map, plus museum and city maps throughout
  • Full-color, portable, and slim for exploring on-the-go
  • Trip-planning practicalities like when to go, how to get around, basic Italian phrases, and more
Lightweight yet packed with valuable insight into Florence's history and culture, Rick Steves Pocket Florence truly is a tour guide in your pocket.

Spending more time in Italy? Try Rick Steves Italy or Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Florence and Tuscany

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2019-02-07
Paperback (256 pages)

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The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring Florence and Tuscany.

Visit Michelangelo's David at the Galleria dell'Accademia, marvel at Siena's tiger-striped Duomo, or eat and drink your way around the wine villages and estates of Chianti: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within color-coded chapters. Discover the best of Florence and Tuscany with this indispensable travel guide.

Inside DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Florence & Tuscany:
- Over 35 color maps, plus a large-scale pull-out map of Florence, help you navigate with ease
- Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need
- Comprehensive tours and itineraries of Florence and Tuscany designed for every interest and budget
- Illustrations and floor plans show in detail the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce, Siena's Duomo, and more
- Color photographs of Tuscany's rolling hills, medieval towns, iconic architecture, scenic coastline, and more
- Detailed chapters, with area maps, cover Florence's city center and Oltrarno, and north, south, east, and west Tuscany, including Pisa, Livorno, Volterra, Lucca, Cortona, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, and Siena
- Historical and cultural context gives you a richer travel experience: learn about the region's art and architecture, beautiful landscape, festivals, events, and more
- Essential travel tips: our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop, and sightsee, plus useful phrases and travel, visa, and health information

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Florence & Tuscany is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you get the most from your visit to Florence and Tuscany.

DK Eyewitness: Silver award winner in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards for Guidebook Series 2018.

"No other guide whets your appetite quite like this one." --The Independent

Planning a city break? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Top 10 Florence & Tuscany.

About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK's highly visual Eyewitness guides show you what others only tell you, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and tours to inform and enrich your journey. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in more than 120 countries.

Lost in Florence: An Insider’s Guide to the Best Places to Eat, Drink and Explore (Curious Travel Guides)

By Nardia Plumridge

Hardie Grant
Released: 2019-03-19
Paperback (232 pages)

Lost in Florence: An Insider’s Guide to the Best Places to Eat, Drink and Explore (Curious Travel Guides)
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Go beyond the facade of the palazzi and take a turn down the cobblestone side streets of Florence to discover vintage stores housing designer names, restaurants offering farm-to-table dishes and boutique hotels in 16th-century buildings. Lost in Florence is a comprehensive guide to the very best places to eat, drink, shop and explore in this magical city.

Author Nardia Plumridge shares not only Florence's highlights, but also unlocks some of its secrets, so in no time you'll be living like a local. Full day itineraries help you navigate the best of the city, and the daytrip section to nearby Siena, Cinque Terre and the Chianti wine region allows you to make the most of your trip. Experience the best of the city and a bit of 'la dolce vita' with Lost in Florence.

The Cognoscenti's Guide to Florence: Shop and Eat Like a Florentine, Revised Edition (Pocket size, 8 walking tours showcasing the best shops, full-color photos)

By Louise Fili

Princeton Architectural Press
Released: 2017-08-01
Paperback (224 pages)

The Cognoscenti s Guide to Florence: Shop and Eat Like a Florentine, Revised Edition (Pocket size, 8 walking tours showcasing the best shops, full-color photos)
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Shop and eat like a Florentine with this newly updated pocket-sized guide to the best of the magnificent Tuscan city known for its art, culture, and cuisine. Celebrated graphic designer and self-described Italophile Louise Fili, with connoisseur of all things Lise Apatoff, takes you on eight walks through Florence, discussing more than seventy of the city's most alluring shops—some run by the same families for generations, others offering young entrepreneurs' fresh interpretations of traditional techniques. Discerning travelers will discover rare books and charming hats, vintage Pucci and handmade shoes, cioccolate da bere (drinkable chocolate), colorful buttons, and bolts of rich silk fabric in this enchanting introduction to makers and purveyors of cloths, home decor, accessories, specialty foods, and much more. For each shop, there is a full-color photo, description of specialties, and information on location and hours of operation.

Fodor's Florence & Tuscany: with Assisi & the Best of Umbria (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor s
Released: 2017-02-14
Paperback (416 pages)

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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years.

Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Florence and Tuscany, including renowned Renaissance art, stunning churches, superb wineries, and charming hill towns. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it's your first trip or your fifth. 

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· A great itinerary to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on The Duomo, Santa Croce, and Piazza del Campo
· Major sights such as the Galleria degli Uffizi, the Leaning Tower and San Gimignano
· Side Trips from Florence 
· Coverage of Florence, Pisa, Lucca and Northwest Tuscany, Chianti, Siena and Central Tuscany, Arezzo, Cortona and Eastern Tuscany, Southern Tuscany, Umbria and the Marches

Planning to visit more of Italy? Check out Fodor's country-wide travel guide to Italy.

Frommer's EasyGuide to Rome, Florence and Venice 2019

By Elizabeth Heath & Donald Strachan

FrommerMedia
Released: 2018-10-23
Paperback (320 pages)

Frommer s EasyGuide to Rome, Florence and Venice 2019
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There’s no better introduction to Italy than the classic itinerary of Rome, Florence and Venice. But it’s not dummy-proof, which is why we enlisted three of the world’s most knowledgeable Italy experts to pen this totally revised and updated annual guide. Their helpful advice and honest, opinionated recommendations will allow you to find the hidden gems that other visitors miss, avoid crowds and lines and, most importantly: plan the vacation of a lifetime.

Frommer’s EasyGuide to Rome, Florence and Venice 2019 includes:

Tons of useful maps, including a detachable foldout map

Detailed itineraries to help you make the most of your time while avoiding the crowds and lines

Can’t-miss experiences that let you appreciate Italian culture, history, and cuisine like a local

Rewarding day trips to fascinating destinations such as Pompeii, Verona, and the Tuscan countryside

Candid reviews of the best places to eat, shop, stay, and sample the nightlife in each city, and in all price ranges

Accurate, up-to-date info on prices, transportation, addresses, and everything else you’ll need to plan your trip

About Frommer’s: There’s a reason that Frommer’s has been the most trusted name in travel for more than sixty years. Arthur Frommer created the best-selling guide series in 1957 to help American servicemen fulfill their dreams of travel in Europe, and since then, we have published thousands of titles became a household name helping millions upon millions of people realize their own dreams of seeing our planet. Travel is easy with Frommer’s

Top 10 Florence and Tuscany (Pocket Travel Guide)

By DK Eyewitness

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2018-08-21
Paperback (128 pages)

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Newly revised, updated, and redesigned for 2016.

True to its name, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Florence and Tuscany covers all the region's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

This newly updated pocket travel guide for Florence and Tuscany will lead you straight to the best attractions the region has to offer, whether you want to see artistic masterpieces like the Duomo and Michelangelo's David, or experience the local wines and fresh olive oils.

Expert travel writers have fully revised this edition of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Florence and Tuscany.

   • Brand-new itineraries help you plan your trip to Florence and Tuscany.
   • Expanded and far more comprehensive, new laminated pull-out map now includes color-coded design, public transportation maps, and street indexes to make it even easier to use.
   • Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time.
   • New Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more.
   • Additional maps marked with sights from the guidebook are shown on inside cover flaps, with selected street index and metro map.
   • New typography and fresh layout throughout.

You'll still find DK's famous full-color photography and museum floor plans, along with just the right amount of coverage of the region's history and culture. A free pull-out city map is marked with sights from the guidebook and includes a street index.

The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Florence and Tuscany.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

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Fodor's Florence & Tuscany: with Assisi and the Best of Umbria (Full-color Travel Guide)

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Ready to experience Florence and Tuscany? The experts at Fodor’s are here to help. Fodor’s Florence & Tuscany travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of Florence and Tuscany, and exclusive tips from locals. Whether you want to climb to the top the Duomo in Florence, see original Renaissance art masterpieces in the Uffizi, or sample wine in a Tuscan vineyard, this user-friendly guidebook will help you plan it all out. Our local writers vet every recommendation to ensure that you not only make the most of your time, but that you also have all the most up-to-date and essential information you need to plan the perfect trip.

This new edition has been FULLY-REDESIGNED with a new layout and beautiful images for more intuitive travel planning!

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    ● AN ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE GUIDE that visually captures the top highlights of Florence and Tuscany.
    ● SPECTACULAR COLOR PHOTOS AND FEATURES throughout, including special features on Tuscan food, the Duomo in Florence, and Renaissance art.
    ● INSPIRATIONAL “BEST OF” LISTS identify the best things to see, do, eat, drink, and more.
    ● MULTIPLE ITINERARIES for various trip lengths help you maximize your time.
    ● MORE THAN 25 DETAILED MAPS AND A FREE PULLOUT MAP help you plot your itinerary and navigate confidently.
    ● EXPERT RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS offer options for every taste.
    ● TRIP PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS include: guides to getting around, saving money and time, beating the crowds; basic Italian phrases; and a calendar of festivals and events.
    ● LOCAL INSIDER ADVICE tells you where to find under-the-radar gems, along with the best walking tours.
    ● HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL OVERVIEWS add perspective and enrich your travels.
    ● SPECIAL ILLUSTRATED FEATURES providing a crash-course on Italian cuisine and who’s who in Renaissance art.
    ● COVERS: The Florence Duomo, Chianti, Pisa, Lucca, Siena, Umbria and the Marches, the Galleria degli Uffizi, Southern Tuscany, and more.
    ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.

    Planning on visiting the rest of Italy? Check out Fodor’s Essential Italy; Fodor’s the Best of Italy; Fodor’s Amalfi Coast, Capri, and Naples; and Fodor’s Rome.

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The UK's best-selling pocket guides - an unbeatable guide to Florence and Tuscany, packed with insider tips and ideas, detailed maps, top 10 lists, and a laminated pull-out map, all designed to help you see the very best of Florence and Tuscany.Wander the masterpiece-packed Uffizi or the historic centre of Siena, explore a Tuscan vineyard, sample Florence's best restaurants or visit the iconic leaning Tower of Pisa. From Top 10 Hill Towns to the Top 10 Medici Rulers - this easy-to-use travel guide is packed with information to help you discover the very best of Florence and Tuscany.Inside Top 10 Florence and Tuscany:- Ten easy-to-follow itineraries, perfect for a day trip, a weekend, or a week- Top 10 lists showcase Florence and Tuscany's best attractions, covering the Uffizi, the Duomo, Pitti Palace, Chianti and many more- Free laminated pull-out map of Florence and Tuscany, plus eight colour neighbourhood maps- In-depth neighbourhood guides explore Florence and Tuscany's most interesting areas, with the best places for shopping, going out, and sightseeing - Colour-coded chapters divided by area make it easy to find information quickly and plan your day - Essential travel tips including our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop, and sightsee, plus useful transport, visa and health information- Colour maps help you navigate with ease- Covers Florence, Siena, Eastern Tuscany, Northwestern Tuscany, the Southern Coast, Maremma and moreStaying for longer and looking for a comprehensive guide to the region Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Florence and Tuscany for more in-depth information.About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK's Top 10 guides take the work out of planning a short trip, with easy-to-read maps, tips and tours to inform and enrich your weekend trip or cultural break. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.


 
 
 

 
 
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